Monday, August 27, 2012

James Brumfield

It has been quite a long while since I last wrote, but it is my intention to write three posts a week for the next few months and hopefully more.  I began searching my Brumfield relatives this spring.  In my past posts I was working my way backwards, but now I would like to begin with my first direct Brumfield relative James Brumfield that settled in the New World.  Now this does not mean that there were no Brumfields before he came.  This only is the one that I believe to be a direct descendant.  There was a young James Brumfield that came to Jamestown in 1607, but there is no positive proof as to what happened to him.

1.  James Brumfield married to Peshee Sutton.  Immigrants from England to Virginia on March 17, 1672.  They were transported here by Robert Taliaferro to Old Rappahannock County.
Lived in Gloucester County.
Possible Children:
Robert, Martha, Isabel, James, Ann, William

Can I prove these facts, I don't know.

First I went to the Library of Virginia in their Digital Memory Collection.  I found the land patent given to Robert Taliaferro March 17, 1672 conveying acreage to him for transporting colonist to the new world.  Lo and behold, they named  the colonist and in it was the name Peshee Sutton and below her name was James Brumfield.  Another Brumfield is also listed.  I could not distinquish the first name, though.
You can find this patent in the Digital Memory Collection Virginia Land Patents.

So here we have proof that James Brumfield and Peshee Sutton knew each other and they were here in 1672.
The Land was located in Rappahannock County.  There is a possibility that James and Peshee lived in Old Rappahannock when they first arrived.  That county is now extinct and the records are held at Essex County, Virginia.  Old Rappahanock was formed from Lancaster County in 1656 and became extinct in 1692,_Virginia_Genealogy
I looked on this page for information about the Brumfield family and did not find their name listed.

While searching for family ancestry I also looked for the history of the era.  I have attached a link for 1672 below.
During that year England and France declared War on the Netherlands.

Friday, April 27, 2012

George W Brumfield notes

Last year a member of the Brumfield family passed away.  He was George William Brumfield 93.  A native of Jessamine County, Kentucky.  Below is his obituary.

He use to write my Aunt Judy all the time and he would always talk about the Brumfield Genealogy.  She has generously given me his letters and I am going to transcribe them to the best of my ability.

From George Brumfield Letter
John born 1740 son of William left Virginia in 1789 and came to Fayette County, Kentucky with him was the balance of his and Elizabeth Morton's(Elizabeth Morton was the daugher of Samuel and Delphia Morton that lived near Farmville, Va, somewhere around Round Pond.   children:  Obediah  1774,  Sarah Elizabeth 1777, Moses 1783, and John Jr. 1786.  Their two older sons William 1769 and Joel 1771 had already come to Fayette County, Kentucky in 1787.  Only two of the family died here Joel died 1850 and Moses died 1860.  Sarah had married J Gritton.  She died 1806 in Mercer County, Kentucky.
Only Moses' grave is known all the others are buried in unknown graves.
Mercer County, Kentucky
Robert Brumfield's family and descendants.
Obediah b 1785 and wife Nancy Crowe bried in old union graved at Doctor's Fork   near Perryville.  His son James born 1806 buried in Perryville, Kentucky.  These are the cousins to Abraham Lincoln the President the the William 1778 and Nancy Lincoln marriage 1780   of 1801 in Mercer County, Kentucky.

It is believed that Thomas Brumfield came to Jamestown, Virginia in search of his uncle James Brumfield born 1592, who stole his way on Capt John Smith's boat in 1609.  This James(1592) is known as the Cabin Boy and in Jamestown, Capt. John and James applied  for a land grant.  James(1592) was killed by an Indian in 1640

In another letter he stated that the family started in 1672 in Jamestown, Virginia.  James Brumfield born 1647 married Patience Sutton born 1651 in Jamestown and Thomas Brumfield was their only witness to the wedding.  There is no date of death or location.  Robert Brumfield married Susannah Coatran and  James Brumfield married Elizabeth Watson.  Daughter of John watson of Virginia.   John Watson died 1742 and Robt. Brumfield died 1745.  James Brumfield died 1755 near Farmville, Virginia on Sailor Creek.
James and Elizabeth Watson Brumfield had four sons William  (1718-1799) James (1722-1803)  West Virginia, Robert (1724-1794) in Mercer Kentucky and Major Brumfield (1730-1815) Virginia.

More Next Week

Thursday, April 26, 2012

More Brumfield information

More about the Brumfields

Well, I have been searching for Vincent Brumfield in the Civil War and I have got to say that we probably have already found him

I found a Vincent Broomfield in the following site and I have been
researching the 53rd at the following sites:  This is Company G.  There is no mention of a Brumfield or Broomfield in this list.  This article refers to Company I and a notebook kept by Robert Ferguson and some information on Chatham Greys.
While looking for the 53rd information, I found a list of the dead from Pittsylvania County and Danville, Va.  It a terrible long list.

I must admit that I may be spending too much time on this.  If anyone should know for certain what confederate   regiment Vincent Brumfield served, please write.

Also, I am attaching a photo of James Brumfield and his wife.  He went to Ohio and returned, but she did not.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Vincent Henry Brumfield

Vincent H Brumfield was the son of Isaac Brumfield.  He was born around 1834 and he married Millie Bobbitt.  During the 1850's Vincent and his wife moved to Indiana where they lived until 1860.  In 1860, they moved back to Pittsylvania County and there they lived and died.

He served in the Confederacy, but I am having a problem finding him.  I believe that his name could be misspelled.  I have tried Brumfield, but I have not found a Vincent in the list.  I have also tried Bromfield and Broomfield.  The only Vincent I found was Vincent Broomfield that enlisted in the 53rd Virginia Regiment.  I found him at this link  I also looked in this website  He wasn't in Company G of the 53rd.  There were many men from Pittsylvania County in that regiment, but he wasn't on the website list.
I also looked at  No mention on that website either.  As I keep plodding through different websites, I keep getting shot down.  I looked up the Pittsylvania County, Virginia genealogy website and it had nothing about a Brumfield in the Civil War.

Could I have been mistaken about their residence during the Civil War.  Everyone said that he fought in the war.  Could it be that he fought for the North?  I really don't think so.  It was told to me that he was back in Virginia before 1861.  However, the 1860 census has him living in Ohio.

Okay.  So I went to the Library of Virginia Digital Collection and looked under the confederate disability pension collection.  I found no Vincent Brumfield, Broomfield or Bromfield located in that collection either.
And for good measure I also searched the Digital Collection and came up empty.

Now I must move on the  Someone else may have found something that I have been unable to locate.  Now remember I have found a Vincent Bromfield in the 53rd Va Regiment.  This could be our relative, but I am not sure.  So far I have had no luck finding anyone that has Vincent Brumfield's military record in their tree.

I suppose I should try Fold 3 and Mocavo next.  More tomorrow.

More Pictures for Brumfield Grave Markers

 John Foreman Brumfield and Eliza Dalton Brumfield above
Children of John Foreman and Eliza

 David McDowell Brumfield
 Annie M Brumfield
Ollie R and Ruby D Brumfield

Thursday, April 12, 2012

More Brumfield Pictures from the Past

 Carrie Brumfield Pillow and Opie Pillow
 Velma Brumfield
 John Foreman Brumfield

My Aunt Judy provided me with these pictures and I hope that you enjoy them.  I had written down their names in a notebook and then left it behind in Virginia.  I will contact Judy later on to get all the names.  Hopefully I now have a picture of all of John Foreman Brumfield's children.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Brumfield Ladies

Below is a picture of some of the Brumfield ladies of the present.   They are enjoying a mini break together. Above is Atha Bailey, Judy Dalton and Marguerite Finch.  They are double first cousins.  Judy and Atha's mother was Velma Brumfield.  Marguerite's father was Oscar Brumfield.    Oscar and Velma were brother and sister.  Velma married Ira Dalton and Oscar married Ethel Dalton.  Ethel and Ira were sister and brother.  They certainly are a wonderful trio.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

More Brumfield news

I am checking out the Pension Applications for the Revolutionary War for any Brumfields that I might find and abstracting them.

Robert Brumfield of King William County, Virginia   National Archives Catalogue No. 300022
He was eighty years old at the time of the application on January 28, 1832
He first enlisted in 1776 or 1777.  He doesn't remember exactly which year.  The first time he enlisted at Major Burheel's Mill under Captain William Quarles of King William County, Virginia.  They started out a Little York, then New Kent County, Virginia and then Hillsborough, NC.  He was present at Gate's defeat and marched back to Little York.  He was discharged after that and he returned home, but he was drafted again in to the militia under Captain Richard Dabney on January 5, 1781.  They marched to Holt's Ferry, Williamsburg and then Portsmouth.  He returned home after a few months and was drafted again on May 5, 1781 under Captain William Quarles.  They marched to Four Mile Creek below Richmond City, Malvern Hills on the James River then Charles City.  He then went home again and was drafted again under Captain Abrahams.  They met at Frazier's Ferry went on to New Kent County and then Ware Church in Gloucester County.  He served under the following Major and Colonels.  Major Armistead, Colonel Holt Richeson, Colonel Taylor, Colonel Ennis and Colonel Dabney.
He states that his brother William enlisted before he did, but they served in the same regiment together.  Robert was born in Cumberland County, Virginia and moved to King William County, Virginia when he was six years old.
Pension Application witnessed and notarized by Richard Willeroy who was also the Justice of the Peace of King William County, Thomas W. S. Gregory and Robert Myrick.

Monday, March 12, 2012

More Brumfield Marriages

I found in the book Marriages of Pittsylvania County, Virginia  1806-1830 compiled and published by Kathleen Booth Williams the following:

December 5, 1818 Isaac Brumfield and Letty Mayhue.  Sur.  Henry Mayhue.  Married by the Reverend Griffith Dickinson. page 65

July 8, 1823 James W Brumfield and Tallithecum Hoskins, who writes her own consent.  Sur.  Isaac Brumfield.  Married July 10 by the Reverend Griffith Dickinson.  page 77

June 21 1827  Thomas H. Brumfield and Ludey Mayhew.  Sur.  Henry Mayhew. page 87

May 27, 1817  William B. Brumfield and Susanna Oakes.  Sur.  John Williams.  Page 62.

In the book Marriages of Amelia County, Virginia  1735-1815  compiled and published by Kathleen Booth Williams the following:

November 27, 1792  Brumfield, William and Polly Butler, Sur.  William Butler.  P. B-6

Monday, March 5, 2012

Isaac Brumfield War of 1812

Isacc Brumfield was born in Halifax County, Virginia.  He married Letitia Mayhew on December 5, 1818 in Chatham, Virginia by Griffin Dickinson.  She was the daughter of Henry Mayhew Sr. and Sallie Mayhew.
Isaac Brumfield was five feet eight inches tall with blue eyes, black hair and dark complexion.  He served in the War of 1812.  He was a private under Captain Edward Holt's command of the Sixth Regiment, Virginia Militia of the U. S. Army commanded by Henry E. Coleman.  He was drafted on June 18, 1812 and received an honorable discharge on October 18, 1814.
Source:  Military Records, Pittsylvania County, Virginia, Marriage Bonds in Pittsylvania County, Virginia.

Friday, February 17, 2012

More Brumfield Information

Children of Vincent and Millie Brumfield

William Henry Brumfield     Age:  4
Thomas A. Brumfield          Age:  3
Isaiah Jake Brumfield          Age:  2
Herbert Brumfield               Age:  2 months
The above children were born in Ohio.
I found them in the 1860 census.

In the 1870 census we find William Henry, Thomas A, Isaiah Jake, but there is no mention of Herbert.
The next child in the 1870 census is:
John Foreman Brumfield     Age:  8
Robert:                               Age:  6
James G                             Age:  4
Samuel H.                          Age:  3

One of the family stories that I have heard is that John Foreman was born in a covered wagon on their way back to Virginia.  So if he is 8 in the 1870 census, then they must have returned around 1862.

In the 1880 census, William Henry, Thomas A and Isaiah are no longer living in the household.  At this time I do not know whether they have died or moved.  I hope to know more later.
The following children are added in this census.
Virginia Frances                Age:  9
Sarah Alice                       Age:  8
Martha E                          Age:  6
Manta                               Age: 2

Now I don't know about the name Manta, but that is what it looks like in the census and that is how they spelled it also.  Manta is a son.

There is no 1890 census so for 20 years there is no record.  In the 1900 census all the above children are no longer  in the household with Vincent and Millie and there is a  George Walton age 21.  Also Millie states in the census that she has had fourteen children, but only nine survived.  I found names for thirteen children, but that twenty year gap could have had one more at some time.
So to recap here are the following children I have found in the 1860,1870,1880 and 1900 census.
William Henry
Thomas A
Isaiah Jake
John Foreman
James G
Samuel H
Virginia Francis
Sarah A
Martha E
George Walton

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Children of John Foreman Brumfield and Eliza Dalton

Children of John Foreman Brumfield and Eliza Dalton

David McDowell Brumfield born February 19, 1885  Died September 27, 1945
His grave marker is on my site the Brumfield Grave Matters.  He was married to Mary Dalton.

 James Morgan  Brumfield born September 16, 1889 Died January 4, 1963.  He was married to Cecil Dove.  She was the daughter of George Dove and Lelia Forlines Dove.  Lelia Forlines Dove was George Dove’s second wife.  His first wife was Cornelia Ward.  One of George and Cornelia’s children was Rose Dove.   She married Albert Lee Dalton.  Rose and Albert had a son Ira Lee.   Ira Lee married James Morgan Brumfield’s sister Velma. In the 1900 census  Henry Ward, Daniel Dalton and Jarratt Dalton family were neighbors of John Brumfield.

Annie Mildred Brumfield born November 6,1892 Died April 17, 1960.  Her grave marker is on the Brumfield Grave Matters site.   She was married to Robert Ward.  He was one of the son’s of Henry Ward and Susie Adams Ward.  Henry Ward was the son of Elizabeth Adams Ward and the brother to the above Cornelia Ward.  In the 1900 census the Henry Ward family are neighbors to the John Brumfield family.  Annie Mildred was named for both of her grandmothers.  Mildred Bobbitt Brumfield, John Foreman’s Brumfield’s mother and  Anne Dalton, Eliza Dalton’s mother.

Carrie Brumfield born June or January, 1895.  In the 1900 census she is five years old and the census was taken on June 16, 1900.  The census says that her birthday was June or January, 1895.  I could not decipher  the month except to say that it was June or January.  She died on October 11, 1964.  She married Opie Pillow.  They lived in Roanoke, Virginia.   They were married for forty nine years. I do not remember Carrie, but I do remember Uncle Opie.  He was always nice and friendly.  He would do this little trick where he kicked his back side with his foot.

Lundy  Brumfield born May, 1888 according to the 1900 census.  He died on May 3, 1960.  He was married to Janie Worley.  They lived in several places, but mainly in Richmond, Virginia.

Albert Clyde Brumfield born September 29,1900.  Died March 24, 1966.  I do not have a picture of his grave site, but he is buried at Weatherford Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in Sycamore, Virginia.  His grave is also mentioned in Find a grave.  He was married to Ruth Vassar.

Dewey Winchester Brumfield born March 30, 1903 Died April 1, 1961.  His grave site is at the Weatherford Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.  You can find this gravesite at  He was married to Roberta Worley.

Ollie R. (Doc) Brumfield born July 3, 1905 and died March 29, 1979.  You can find his grave site at Brumfield Genealogy Astounding Past Brumfield Grave Matters.  He was married to Ruby Dalton.   They were married for fifty three years.

Oscar Brumfield born possibly 1908.  According to 1910 census he was 2 years old at the time.  He died on January 19, 1964.  He was married to Ethel Dalton.  She was the daughter of Albert Lee Dalton and Rose Dove.  Her brother Ira Dalton married Velma Brumfield, Oscar’s sister.

Odell Brumfield  born February 22, 1911 Died November 19, 1984.  He married Adell Dove.  They were married for forty nine years.  She was the daughter of Charles Dove.  Charles Dove was the brother of Rose Dove.

Velma Olvis Brumfield born August 6, 1913.  Died November 3, 2001.  She was married to Ira Lee Dalton for 69 years.  She was a wonderful wife and mother.  

So these are all of the children of John Foreman Brumfield and Eliza C. Dalton.  According to the 1900 census, they had six children, but one of them did not survive.  All total they had eleven children to survive out of twelve.   As before, if anyone has any corrections or additions, please let me know.   

All of my information comes from the following sources:
Atha Bailey
Judy Dalton 
Billy Wayne Brumfield
My research at grave sites.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Brumfield Marriage License Information

Brumfield Marriage License Information
Vincent and Milly Brumfield
To the Clerk of the County Court of Pittsylvania County in the State of Virginia
I hereby certify that the following is a correct statement of a marriage solemnized by me in the county afore. 
Date of Marriage 25 day of January, 1855
Place of Marriage  Thomas Bobbett Pittsylvania
Names of Parties married Vincent Harris or Hans( actually not readable)  Brumfield , Millie Bobbett.
Age of Husband 21 years Age of Wife 21 years.  They were both single.  Both born in Pittsylvania County.
He was the son of Isaac and Leticia Brumfield.
She was the daughter of Thomas and Mildred Bobbett.
He is a farmer and both reside in Pittsylvania.
Given under my hand as a minister legally authorized to solemnize marriages.  This lst day of February, 1855.  Samuel F. Shelton

John and Eliza Brumfield
Marriage License
Virginia Pittsylvania County, to Wit
You are hereby authorized to join in the Holy State of Marriage according to the rites and ceremonies of your Church or denomination and the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia John Brumfield and Eliza Dalton.
Given under my hand a Clerk of the County Court of Pittsylvania, this the 15th day of October, 1883.
Certificate to Obtain a Marriage License
Time of Marriage:  1883  October 18th
Place of Marriage:
Full Names of Parties Married:  John Brumfield and Eliza Dalton
Color:  White
Age of Husband:  22 years old
Age of Wife:  14
Condition of Husband widowed or single:  single
Condition of wife widowed or single:  single
Place of Husband’s birth:  Pittsylvania County, Virginia
Place of Wife’s birth:  Pittsylvania County, Virginia
Place of Husband’s Residence:  Pittsylvania County, Virginia
Place of Wife’s Residence:  Pittsylvania County, Virginia
Name of Husband’s Parents:  Vincent and Milly Brumfield
Name of Wife’s Parents:  Winchester and Annie Dalton
Occupation of Husband:  Farmer
Given under my hand this 15th day of October, 1885.  W. B. Shepherd, Clerk

Ira and Velma Brumfield Dalton
Marriage License
Virginia Campbell County, to Wit
You are hereby authorized to join in the Holy State of Marriage according to the rites and ceremonies of your Church or denomination and the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia Ira L. Dalton and Velma O. Brumfield
Given under my hand a Clerk of the County Court of Campbell.
Certificate to Obtain a Marriage License
Time of Marriage:  August 31, 1929
Place of Marriage:  Rustburt, Va
Full Names of Parties Married:  Ira L Dalton and Velma O. Brumfield
Color:  White
Age of Husband:  23    single
Age of Wife:  16  single
Husband’s place of Birth:  Pittsylvania County  Mailing Address:  Altavista, Virginia
Wife’s place of Birth:  Pittsylvania County  Mailing Address:  Altavista, Virginia
Names of Parents:  Husband:  Albert L. Dalton and Rosa L. Dove
                                   Wife:  John Brumfield and Eliza Dalton
Occupation of Husband:  Public Work
Given under my hand this 31st day of August 1929.  C. W. Woodson, Clerk
I Cecil L. Boggs, a minister of the M.E. South Church a religious order of that name, do certify that on the 31st day of August, 1929 at Rustburg, Virginia, under authority of the above license, I joined together in the Holy State of Matrimony the persons named and described therein.  I qualified and gave bond according to law authorizing me to celebrate the rights of marriage in the County of Campbell, State of Virginia.  Cecil L. Boggs.

Monday, February 13, 2012

V. H. Brumfield Obituary

More Brumfield Information
Last week my Aunt Judy sent me Brumfield information that she had collected.  It’s a lot of good stuff.  I now have my mother’s marriage license, Ira Dalton and Velma Brumfield Dalton’s license,  John Foreman Brumfield and Eliza Dalton Brumfields license and Vincent Henry Brumfield  and Matilda Bobbitt Brumfield’s statement from the minister that was also recorded in Pittsylvania County.  Counting me that makes five generations of proof, but that is still not good enough to get me to the Revolution.  I have two more to get me to that  which is Isaac Brumfield and his wife and William Brumfield and his wife.  Can I do it?  I sure hope so.
Now back to Aunt Judy’s information.  She sent me John Foreman Brumfield’s marriage license and she also sent me his death notice which was in the paper.  Now if you will notice, I posted Vincent and Millie’s gravestone   in Brumfield Grave Matters on February 9, 2012.   They both have the same birth year which is probably wrong, but we will examine that further on, but the date of death is March 30th for Millie and March 31st for Vincent.  For years I have heard the story about Millie dying and then Vincent dropping dead while he shaved himself for the funeral on the next day.    Below is what was reported in the Times Dispatch on April 3, 1905.
Chatham, Va.,   April 3, 1905 Obituary
Vincent Brumfield of Brights, this county, died suddenly Saturday night from heart disease.  He retired for the night. In a short while his daughter was aroused by his peculiar breathing and going to his bed found him in a dying condition, death resulting in a few minutes.  Mr. Brumfield was a farmer and seventy-three years old.  On Friday, his wife, who was of the same age, died of pneumonia.  Six sons and two daughters survive them.
Now let’s examine this obituary.  First of all the tombstones  are inscribed with the following:  V.H. Brumfield born 1836 died March 31, 1894.  Millie Brumfield born 1836 died March 30, 1894.  If these dates are correct then why did they put the obituary in the Times Dispatch eleven  years later.  I looked at the calendar for 1905 and March 31st falls on a Friday and April 1st is a Saturday.  I also looked at the calendar for 1894 and Friday is the 30th of March and Saturday is the 31st.   Now I have a statement  from the Minister Samuel L. Shelton stating the he solemnized a wedding between Vincent and Millie Bobbitt in 1855 and that they were both 21 years old.  That would make their birthdate 1834.  Well, the tombstones were not far off or they could have lied about their age.   The obituary states that they were 73 years old at the date of their death.    I have also gone back to look at the census.  I didn’t look for a 1900 census because I thought they had already been dead for six years, but I went back and found a 1900 census report for Vincent H. Brumfield age 66 born January, 1834 living with his wife Mildred 65 years old born November 1834 in the Pigg River District, Pittsylvania County, Virginia.  They had been married 45 years.  They had had fourteen children and nine of them were still surviving in 1900.  They also had a son George W living with them.  He was 21 years old and he was born June, 1878.  I also went back and checked other census years.  In 1850 Vincent’s birth year would have been 1834; in 1860 it would have been 1837; in 1870 it would be 1834 and in 1880 it would have been 1835.
I believe that I can say with certainty that Vincent and Mildred were probably born sometime between 1832 and 1834.  His birth month in January and hers in November.  They married in 1855 and both of them died within a day of each other in 1905.  I was wrong about their birth years not being the same year.  It looks like they may have been separated in age only by ten months, but the same year.   I still am baffled about why they put 1894 on the tombstone.  

Friday, February 10, 2012

More Census Records

Isaac Brumfield Census Records in Pittsylvania County, Virginia

1820 Census Pittsylvania County
Head of Household   Isaac Brumfield
Males under the age of 10: one
Males 16-25:      one
Females 16-25:   one
Number of people living in household:  three
Number of the above three people engaged in Agriculture  - one

1830 Census Pittsylvania County
Head of Household  Isaac Brumfield
Males from 10-14:  one
Males from 30-39: one
Females under  5:  two
Females 5 to 9: one
Females 20 to 29: one
Number of people living in household:  six

1840 Census Pittsylvania County
Head of Household  Isaac Brumfield
Male under the age of 5:  one
Male 5 to 9:  one
Male 15-19:one
Male 20-29: one
Male 40-49:one
Female 5-9: one
Female 10-14: two
Female 30to39: one
One male slave from 24-35: one
Number of people in the household:  ten
Number of people employed in agriculture: three

1850 Pittsylvania County Census
Head of Household  Letty Brumfield  45
Martha    20
Polly   18
Vincent  16
Thomas  14
Susan  8

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Brumfield Grave Matters

Vincent Henry Brumfield  and Millie Brumfield and their children

As I find pictures of the Brumfield grave sites I will be posting them right here.  This should help someone trying to prove the descendants for revolutionary, confederacy and union.

These two grave sites are located at Weatherford Primitive Baptist Church in Gretna, Va.
Millie Brumfield  Born 1836  Died March 30, 1894 and V. H. Brumfield Born 1836 and Died March 31, 1894.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Remembrances By Billy Brumfield

Billy Brumfield was the son of Ollie R. Brumfield and his wife Ruby Dalton Brumfield.  Over ten years ago he wrote down some memories and stories about the Brumfield family which he shared with family members.

Remembrances by Billy Brumfield

Irene Brumfield Lumpkins, who was the first granddaughter  of Grandpa John, talked fondly of her relationship with him.  He called her "Cotton Top"  because of her blond hair.  She told me about Grandpa geting up very early some mornings and coming to their place and she would build a fire in the wood cookstove, fix breakfast and she and Grandpa would sit there and have breakfast long before any of the others were up.
Irene told Bobby about an incident that took place when she was the only child of Uncle Morgan.  She was about two years old and someone put her on the one-horse wagon.  Something scared the mule and he ran away with Irene still on board.  Luckily a closed gate stopped the run-away mule and she was not hurt.  Grandpa later told her that as the run-away wagon bounced her up and down she was laughing and having a big time, never realizing the danger of the situation.
Irene Lumpkins had known "Annie Dalton" the mother of Eliza Brumfied.  She remembered her sitting over in the corner, wearing a black dress and smoking a little old pipe.

Brumfield Census  for 1870  Pittsylvania County, Virginia Subdivision North of Dan River
August 30, 1870

Vincent Brumfield     36    Farmer
Mildred      37
William H.  14
Thomas A   12
Isaah   10
John  8
Robbert  6
James  4
Samuel H. 3

The census taker recorded that everyone was born in Virginia.  I don't believe this to be correct.  I think that William, Thomas and Isaah were born in Ohio and John was born on the return trip to Virginia.  Something must have happened to Hubert as he was only two months old in 1860 and there is no mention of him in the 1870 census.

In 1870 they were living only a short distance from Jarratt Dalton.  Jarrat Dalton was the grandfather of Velma Brumfield's husband Ira. 

Brumfield Census 1880 Pittsylvania County, Virginia Pigg River District

Vincent H. Brumfield  45
Mildred  45
John  20
Robert V  18
James G  15
Samuel H  13
Jennie F   9
Sarah A  8
Martha E  6
Manta  2

There is no 1890 census.  By the census we find that John Foreman Brumfield was the son of Vincent H. Brumfield and Mildred Brumfield.  According to family lore he was born in a covered wagon on the return trip to Virginia.  He married Eliza Dalton and they had eleven children.  John Foreman Brumfield did not serve in the military.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Brumfield Ancestors More Census Information

1850 Census Pittsylvania County, Virginia
Letty Brumfield  45
Martha    20
Polly   18
Vincent  16
Thomas  14
Susan  8

Vincent Brumfield 1860 Census  Green Township  County of Clinton, Ohio

Vincent Bromfield  head of household  23 farm laborer
Millie  26  Keeping house
William 4  Born in Ohio
Thomas  3 Born in Ohio
Isaah 2  Born in Ohio
Hubertt 2 months Born in Ohio

Few small facts.  Clinton County was formed from Highland County and Warren County on February 19,1810.  It was named after George Clinton former Governor of New York and Vice President of the United States.  The Courthouse for Clinton is in Wilmington, Ohio.  Ohio did not become a state until February 19,1803.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

20th century John and Eliza Brumfield

This is a picture of my Grandmother Velma Brumfield Dalton's mother and father.  Eliza Dalton Brumfield born Febuary 12, 1867 died October 22, 1941 and John Foreman Brumfield born April 9, 1860 died February 12, 1934.

More information about their family.

Their oldest son's name was David McDowell Brumfield.  He was born February19, 1885 and died September 27, 1945.  Eliza Brumfield had just turned eighteen a week before he was born. John Foreman  Brumfield was 24.  Eliza Brumfield gave birth to her last child Velma on August 6, 1913.  She was the last of eleven children.
In 1913 a war was beginning to brew in Europe.  The lst and 2nd Balkan Wars began and ended in 1913.  The 16th Amendment for Federal Income Tax took effect on March 1st, 1913.  Woodrow Wilson began his presidency.  The 17th Amendment to elect senators by popular vote was ratified in 1913.  The Panama Canal opened in this year and Stainless Steel was invented.  The lst drive up gasoline station opened and the lst movie serial debuted in Chicago, "The Adventures of Kathlyn".  Velma Brumfield was born in the beginning of the century and the world was beginning to change.  She would live through World War I, World War II, Korean Conflict, Vietnam, and the lst Gulf War.  The automobile would replace the horse and buggy and air travel would change the way we travel across the world.
More birthdates for the children:
David McDowell  Born  February 9, 1885  Died  Septempber  27, 1945
Wife:  Mary Dalton
James Morgan died January 4, 1963  He married a Dove.
Annie Mildred married a Ward.  She died on April 17, 1960.
Carrie died on October 11, 1964.  Her husband's name was Opie.
Lundy died on May 3, 1960.  He married a Worley.
Albert Clyde died on March 24, 1966.
Dewey Winchester died on April 1, 1961.   He was marrried to Roberta Worley.
Ollie R. (Doc) died on March 29, 1979. He was married to Ruby Dalton.
Oscar died on January 19,1964.  He was married to Ethel Dalton.  Ethel was the sister of Ira Dalton.
Odell died on November 19, 1984.  He was married to Adell Dove.
Velma was born on August 6, 1913.  She died on November 3, 2001.  She was married to Ira Lee Dalton.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Brumfield census for 1900 1910,1920,1930

1900 census for John and Liza C Brumfield
John  40 years old
Liza   33
Lizzie M  14
James M 10
Millie A  8
Carry E  5
Naum S  2
Pittsylvania County, Virginia  Pigg River
They were married in 1883
Liza was born in Virginia, but John was born in Ohio.  His parents were born in Virginia.

1910 census for John and Liza C Brumfield
John 50
Liza 42
Annie 17
Carrie L 14
Landy 11
Albert C  9
Dewey  7
Ollie R  4
Oscar  2

1920 census for John and Liza C Brumfield
John 69
Eliza K  52
Clide   19
Doug W  16
Ollie R  14
Oscar 12
Odell 8
Velma O 6

1930 census
John  69
Eliza  62,
Dorine  granddaughter  15
Curtis  grandson 14

Grandmama's Daddy John Foreman Brumfield married his wife Eliza Dalton in 1883 in Virginia.  According to the census he was born around 1860 in Ohio.  My grandmother told us that his parents had traveled on a covered wagon to Ohio, but didn't like it there so they moved back to Virginia.

During the twentieth century John Brumfield lived in Pittsylvania County, Virginia with his wife Eliza Dalton.  To my knowledge they lived just a few miles from the Daltons and the Wards near Old Woman's Creek.  I have never been to the house, but it is still standing and I could see it when I went to the Dalton Cemetery which is located between Brights and Old Woman's Creek.  According to the 1900 census the next residence after John Brumfields was Henry Wards and also Jarratt Dalton lived in the area also.  Velma Brumfield is not born yet but these people were her husband's family.

The census can be very helpful, but it can also be confusing.  For instance, the 1900 census had their first child as Lizzie Mc, a daughter.  Now, I don't know what the census taker was trying to write, but it should be a son.  This is Mack.  Their first born.

They had eleven children.
Mack, James Morgan, Mildred Annie, Carrie, Lundy, Albert Clyde, Dewey Winchester, Ollie R. (Doc), Oscar, Odell and Velma.

My information for the above came from, Billy Brumfield and Atha Bailey.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Beginning Brumfield Blog

Almost two years ago I began my blogspot Genealogy: Our Astounding Past.  I have over two hundred pages in that blogspot and I believe that some information is getting lost.  So I am going to try in the next few months to separate all the families into different blog areas and keep the original blogspot for stories about research and etc.
In this blogspot I will be addressing my grandmother Velma Brumfield Dalton's family.  They were also from Pittsylvania County, Virginia.  She married Ira Lee Dalton.

Here is a picture of Grand mama with her great great granddaughter Morgan in the year 2000.

And here is Grand mama with Morgan Dalton, Janice Poole, Judy Dalton in the front row
and Leslie Dalton, Velma Dalton and Atha Bailey in the back row.  Judy and Atha are her daughters, Janice is her granddaughter, Leslie is her great grand daughter and Morgan is her great great granddaughter.

Velma Olvis Brumfield was born in Sycamore, Virginia to John Brumfield and Lizy Patt Dalton on August 6, 1913.  She passed away in Gretna, Virginia on November 3, 2001.

She had three daughters  Atha Bell, Judy Lee and Brenda Olvis.  She had one son Glenwood.